Paris Eiffel Autumn Fashion Show Parade – Sneak Preview

Paris Autumn Fashion Show Parade - Preview

Rose RFB Morpork will formally debut five new fall gowns from Paris Metro Couture in a beautiful seasonal event at the Paris Eiffel Tower tomorrow September 21st. This marvelous collection is already on display at the Paris Metro Main Store in the beautiful Paris 1900 sim. Each of the gowns is so unique and finely detailed, making selecting just one an impossible task! The Gold Leaf gown captures the spirit of the autumn breeze in an exquisite multi-layered silk and chiffon design with a maple leaf shaped accent piece at the waist and bodice. The early fall colours are breathtaking and the gown responds to even the fairest breeze.

Paris Autumn Fashion Show Parade - Preview

Wearing – The Golden Leaf Gown NEW from Paris Metro Couture for Paris Autumn Fashion Show Parade coming September 21st
Jewelry – Leaf Ensemble from G Field
Shoes – Sydney Stilettos by SLink
Hair -Anna by Amacci
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – Behavior Body
On location Lighting by LumiPro

Paris Autumn Fashion Show Parade - Preview

Rose continues her creative “Storybook Series” line with a very special design titled “The Peacock’s Complaint,” inspired by the Aesop fable of the glorious bird who found no joy in his beauty and complained bitterly about his raspy voice. This tale seeks to teach us to make the most of what we have and not to envy the gifts of others. This highly detailed gown is is made from imported metallic thread embedded silk from the Far East, fashioned to capture the colour and grace of the peacock feathers.

Paris Autumn Fashion Show Parade - Preview

Wearing – The Peacock’s Complaint NEW from Paris Metro Couture for Paris Autumn Fashion Show Parade coming September 21st
Jewelry – Giz Ensemble from Finesmith Jewelry
Shoes – Sydney Stilettos by SLink
Hair -Ashlee by Damselfly
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks
On location Lighting by LumiPro

Aphrodite's Rose

While I still cannot pick a favorite from among these designs, I must include the incredible Le Linen Rose II among my top picks. The delicate and sheer lines of this graceful gown and the remarkable detail work, including the rose theme ebroidery, will make this one of my fall favorites. I was also delighted to discover how well the NEW Aphrodite Bronze Ensemble, from Vendome Jewelry, fit with this gown . . . and to emphasize the regal look even a bit more . . . i chose a few of the NEW Princess Poses from PosESioN, which are part of their gift for the Runway Perfect Hunt, starting October 1.

Aphrodite's Rose

Wearing – Le Linen Rose II – NEW From Paris Metro Couture for Paris Autumn Fashion Show Parade coming September 21st
Jewelry -Aphrodite Bronze; Necklace, Earrings & Bracelet NEW from Vendome Jewelry
Hair -Ulrica by Amacci
Skin – Nellie by LAQ
Poses – Princess Series – NEW – Exclusive for The Runway Perfect Hunt STARTING 1 OCTOBER by PosESioN
On location Lighting by LumiPro

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Summertime . . .

Summer time . . .

Don’t you just love the summer colors! It seems as though everywhere you turn something is blooming or becoming ripe for the harvest. Earlier in the summer season Meiling released a set of the most colorful little Mesh Sundresses and to keep the spirit of the season alive now would be a good time to bring them out. Perfect for a casual stroll among garden or the farmer’s market and just the inspiration to shop about for some eye catching accessories you’ve been seeing around the grid. Seq has added Tosy Xue’s ‘Rainbow, Rainbow’ sunglasses (which have the cutest animation to push them up and bring them back down) and she was so inspired that she handcrafted a set of matching earrings and bangles.

Summer time . . .

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing: Macaw Sundress from Meiling Couture
Glasses – [MESH] **Rainbow rainbow** by +:+WTG+:+
Jewelry – +AB+ Nena Macaw earrings and bangles by Aurora Borealis
Hair – Riley – mahogany from TRUTH
Eyes – classic – surf grass by Poetic Colors
Poses – Di’s Opera

Kym chose Meiling’s Raymou Sundress and added her Butterfly Sunglasses from GoS. These glasses also have a clever little animation which uses a spray can to change the frame color. Her Canary Pomp Earrings and Bracelet go so well with this dress but are sadly no longer available since Ganked has left SL. Kym is also showing her Maya Hair, a summer release from Damselfly. You may have noticed that Damselfly hair shows up quite often in Kym’s shots, and you will probably be seeing even more as additional exciting styles exploiting the best features of both mesh and flexi are released.

and the living is easy . . .

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Raymou Sundress – NEW from Meiling Couture
Hair – Maya NEW fom Damselfly
Shoes – T-Strap Sandals from G-Field
Butterfly Sunglasses by GoS
Poses – Di’s Opera

Hope for Emilia – Miss Darcy

Hope flows

Hope for Emilia event is drawing to a close and it was a smashing success for organizer Anna Saphire and friends, but she would want me to remind you the sim and the shops are not closed yet. There is still time to run over to pick up what we think are two of the loveliest mesh exclusives from Miss Darcy.

Sequoia wasn’t a fan of mesh at first, but is coming around quickly. It is hard not to love what mesh offers when you get such lovely texture and skirt flexibility. The lines of the Marilyn dress from Miss Darcy are so clean, and the floral embroidery of the sings with a flourish only silk thread could manage. Certainly worth a last minute look and all to benefit people displaced from their homes.

Hope flows

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Marilyn Gown EXCLUSIVE by Miss Darcy for Hope for Emilia
Hair – Tinsley/Tropic Warm by *~*Damselfly*~*
Jewelry – Flower set from Virtual Impressions
Nails – Naive from je suis
Skin – Tasha2 by LAQ
Shoes – Flower Pumps “Eve” from G Field
Poses – DieselWorks

Miss Darcy's Hope

KymSara looks all sunny and bright in the Marilyn Gold gown which shows just how sculpted and form fitting the mesh fabric is. The shading and dip of the fabric and crease in the folds of the skirt give the dress such depth and will definitely give off that feeling of bringing home the gold in the fashion olympics. Plus how can you not feel good about being so generous and looking so incredible in return.

The event will carry on at many of the sponsor stores, so if you miss your opportunity to make that last minute dash to the shopping sim you can still contribute to help the people of Italy effected by this natual catastrophy. More information at the Hope for Emila blog

Miss Darcy's Hope

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Marilyn Gold Gown EXCLUSIVE by Miss Darcy for Hope for Emilia
Hair – Priyanka by CaTwA
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Shoes – Goshi Pumps by Mstyle
Poses – Body Talking

Haute & Soft & Fast!

Haute gal in town

Out for an afternoon of shopping, Sequoia has it all together in this eye catching ensemble styled around Paris Metro’s Scribble Cocktail Dress. She was so taken with this ensemble that includes the hat, that she created a matching bag and jewelry of her own modified design to match. No stopping there she took a yellow cab to MStyle to pick up the perfect shoes. And those legs!!!  Are you taking a long look? . . .

Were you wondering too? how could an elephant stand on those?! Ohhhh . . . you thought i meant Sequoia’s legs . . . mmm hmm!

Haute gal in town

Wearing – Scribble Cocktail Dress and Hat by Paris Metro Couture
Shoes – GOSHI Pumps – Aureolin by Mstyle
Jewelry – asymetrique::all colors::bangles by ::je::suis::
Hair – *Dura-Girl*30 from Dura Hair
Nails – Painter by Finesmith
Poses – Morgane Batista’s Pose Shop

Soft evening breeze

A bit later that evening we meet up with KymSara . . . , the party was lovely, but it is time for a breath of fresh air and a quiet stroll on the beach. The Mountain Satin dress, NEW from Paris Metro, is a classic look with a contemporary feel accentuated by a vintage straw hat draped with a colourful sash. The Mountain Satin dress is perfect for a look that will take you through the afternoon into an evening of cocktails on the patio at the club and, finally, under the moon with wedgesandals in hand, being chased by the waves and a soon to be dear loved one. Carefree, the skirt is sheer heaven and will float and flutter making the evening breeze even more inviting.

Soft evening breeze

Wearing – Mountain Satin Dress NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Hat – Mountain Satin Dress Accessory from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – “Honey” Ensemble NEW from WTG Jewelry
Nails – ::je::suis::
Hair – Privanka by CaTwA
Shoes -Espadrilles by GoS
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Haute hoggin'

Ever the consummate stylist, Sequoia was back the next day going round and round and after a rather loud exhausted search she found the perfect accessories to go with her new Racing Baggies Pants and Halter Top from Paris Metro. One thing is certain and you can take it to the bank. The Racing Baggies Pants and Halter Top will most definitely show off your curves and the will rev up your favorite race fan; talk about your fashion “cycle”. Are you with me so far? Are you on “track”? Now i know what you are thinking so she is on a motorcycle, so what, you may even think its easy to shoot fashion pics, right? Hah! After a stack of blurred images i got one! Sequoia, in her bee coloured outfit, has a lot to buzz about and you too should be taking the fast lane to Paris Metro.

Wearing – Racing Baggies and Halter top by Paris Metro Couture (includes hat)
Boots – Short Western Boots by G Field
Jewelry – **Western** Jewelry and Nail set by +:+WTG+:+
Hair – Tina by Amacci

Retro is back . . . hmmm is that redundant?

Fab 50's Barbies!

It seems that recently some of our favorite designers have been picking up inspiration from past decades. We even saw a great new sim, Spyderville, spring up with a completely fifties theme. That’s where we found these groovy Barbie boxes. Sadly, it is disappearing almost as quickly as it rezzed. But the timeless styles of the era continue. Neferia Abel continues to amaze us with her fastidious study of vintage era fashions, and her finely crafted vintage dresses. Sequoia is wearing one of her favorites, the Katinka, a recent addition to the Ivalde Fifties Collection. Kym is showing a brand new offering, the ChaCha dress, from PurpleMoon’s Vintage collection. With all crinolines and florals these designs capture the fashion spirit of the 1950’s, but can also be perfectly compatible with a trendy summer party today.

Barbies - Outta the box!

I’d call your special attention to the fabulous NEW Blossoms Earring & Bangle set, which Seq made for me to go with this special dress.! It is available at Aurora Borealis. (Mention my name :))

NEW from Aurora Borealis!

Sequoia is wearing – Katinka pink from Ivalde Vintage Fashion 1950 Collection
Hair – Scarlet Semi-Updo from Pocket Mirrors
Shoes – Ribbon Slingback shoes from G Field

KymSara is wearing – ChaCha Dress – NEW from PurpleMoon Creations Vintage Collection
Jewelry – KymSara Blossoms Earrings & Bangles NEW from Aurora Borealis
Hair – Yara v1 – from CaTwA
Shoes – Absinthe by Nardcotix

On Location Lighting by LumiPro

And, with yet another echo from the fabulous fifties set in 1958 the film and play, “Grease” . . . PurpleMoon’s Sandy Dress. A sure hit at the drive-in or your favorite dance venue, or an evening cruise down Sunset Strip with the top down on the cherry red Corvette! Just to show how this lovely vintage offering can work for a current look, I’ve accessorized with jewelry from Finesmith and a most trendy pair of Fay’s Shoes’s Roxanne strappy heels!

Relivin' the fifties

Wearing – Sandy Dress in Cherry NEW from PurpleMoon Creations Vintage
Jewelry – Trivia Earrings & Swirl BRacelet from Finesmith Jewelry
Nails – Rave Reds from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Lolwa by CaTwA
Shoes – Roxanne from Fay Shoes
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses Shop

Fashion for Life – Last Hours Part 1

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Fashion for Life ends tonight in a few hours at midnight! hurry!!!!
Slurls to the sim are included so you don’t miss out!!!

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You have no time to read, nor do i to write, so many things left to buy!!!

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Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Selah by Kouse’s Sanctum [FFL]
Jewelry – **Ribbon-classic** Jewelry ensemble by WTG
Hair – Angelina -Brown-Pack by ICONIC
Shoes – *GF* Flower Pumps “Eve” by G Field

Holding Onto Autumn

The Autumn Leaves of Red & Gold

The Winter Solstice arrives on December 22nd and Christmas 3 days later but you can hold onto that Indian Summer as long as you wish to when you wrap yourself in the Winterberry Silken Mountain Gown NEW from Paris Metro. Yes i said “Winterberry”, this gown is not only stunning but can make the seasonal transition very easily. No one does feathering of skirts quite like Rose[RFB Morpork] of Paris Metro and the texture is fantastic in its patterned artistry. Kym has chosen so well adding the gold leaf necklace from G Field to offer a nice accentuation to this deciduous delight!

The Autumn Leaves of Red & Gold

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Winterberry Silken Mountain Gown NEW from Paris Metro
Jewelry – Gold Leaf by G Field
Nails – je suis
Hair – Rosetta by Damselfly
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Square Court by GoS
Poses – DieselWorks

Summertime and the Livin’ Is Easy…

Summer Cream

Neferia Abel has released the very popular and much anticipated Part Two of the L`Abel Country Chic Collection to an very enthusiastic response. We are excited to be able to showcase a few of our favorites. The Country Chic Collection Part Two continues the theme set in the first collection of comfortable cotton cool summery fashion with a definitive southern country chic flavor. A full selection of separates and outfits which can be interchanged is sure to have something to suit both your fancy and your taste.

Summer Cream

Sequoia has chosen a few favorties to share. The crisp cream colored July Lace top, paired with the color matched Lana Cream leggings is a fresh and stylish casual outfit – perfect for most everyday summer activity including jaunts to town or a picnic at the lake.

Justa Dasha Raspberry!

For a slightly more dressy look you could pair up the Raspberry Dasha Tunic with the tailored Alicia white pants, a look that inspired her latest +Aurora Borealis+ jewelry creation — The Baccara set available now at the Designer Showcase.

Justa Dasha Raspberry!

KymSara’s favorite outfit from the new collection is definitely the Ella dress with matching bloomers. Feeling and looking every bit the southern country girl that she is, she strolls the colourful summer gardens of Ivalde comfortably cool in the cotton lace couture of the Ella outfit. Kym’s G Field Lace Up boots not only match well but are easy on her feet as she steps over the uneven terrain and with the summer heat bringing her hair off her neck was easy with a fresh new hair style – Cocomin, from LaLa Moon.

Summertime, and the livin' is easy . . .

Yes, its summertime and the livin’ is easy at L`Abel. Y’all come on down and see us real soon now, ya hear.

Summertime, and the livin' is easy . . .

Style Card

Model: Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing: July Cream Shirt & Lana Cream Leggings, L`Abel Country Chic 2 Summer Collection
Jewelry: Wanderer – Wood Medley set by League
Shoes: Little Diva flats from G Field

Model Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing: Dasha Raspberyred Tunic & Alica White Pants, L`Abel Country Chic 2 Summer Collection
Jewelry: +AB+Baccara Orchid set by +Aurora Borealis+ (NEW at Designer Showcase)
Hair: Liz – Natural Blond by Amacci
Shoes: Venus Sandals by VioMagic

Model: KymSara Rayna
Wearing: Ella Dress with Bloomers NEW from L`Abel Country Chic 2 Summer Collection
Hair: Cocomin from LaLa Moon
Necklace: Super Ladybug from Gems & Kisses
Shoes: Lace Up Boots from G Field
Skin: Molly by LAQ
Poses: Mirone

ALL Photogrphy by KymSara Rayna

Country Chic: Summer Lace

L`Abel Enna (Preview!)

Yesterday was a big day on the Ivalde sim, the first part of the NEW summer Country Chic Collection from L`Abel was released. Neferia Abel has brought an attitude of style that is both flirty, feminine and way cool comfortable. She has brought a contemporary update of a classic look and feel to her L`Abel Summer collection using the coolest summer-weight cotton fabrics to include such wearable, lovable, fashionable, adorable, covetable and most comfortable pieces that i hardly know where to begin 🙂

We were struck at first by a few highlights of this collection right from the outset. Nef has used an absolutely dreamy collection of finely tatted lace fabrics as accent and focal points. This provides a connection to her vintage styles, but with a totally fresh and sassy perspective that is perfect for this season’s fashion trend of Boho Chic. Neferia’s colour palette is perfect to bring out the soft lines of these special pieces! We have been waiting so long for a collection that could offer so much in the way of soft pastels and distinctive bright florals, with a bonus of lace embellishment, to mix and match our to our attitude and style.

L`Abel Enna (Preview!)

The Enna in lavender is so perfectly Kymmie! Soft and crisp in pastel with fine lace accents, you will have the option of a full skirt which could be worn at the waist or babydoll style or the adorable tunic top for a more casual look with the bloomer style pants. Kym was able to, of course, find the perfect hat in the GoS floppy hat with colour change scarf she has turned to the lavender to match.

Country Chic - Jessica; NEW from L`Abel!

Sequoia is all in white, wearing the Jessica White Lace in the long skirt version. What wonderfully fine detailed work on the bodice and well along the waistline and hemline of the 100% lightweight cotton dress. This set is full of finely hand tatted lace overlay and fringe from the long skirt version, seen here, to the many other options including baby doll version and lace cuff bloomers version with a both a long and short tunic. Soft cool feminine sass! complete with a bit of “tude”, which was easy for Seq to manage with her additions of the G Field Short Western Boots and Western hat from Hatpins.Tosy Xue has just released the NEW Kaleidescope set from WTG, in various colours and metals, Seq is adorned in the long silver and beaded necklace with a filigree pendant, a perfect length for this summer look. The nails are also from WTG, called Magna Mater.

Style Cards

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Enna from NEW L`Abel 2011 summer Country Chic Collection Part 1
Shoes – GoS Espadrilles
Hat – Gos Floppy hat with Scarf
Skin – Emma by Tuli
Hair – Evi – by Maitreya

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing – Jessica White Lace Set from NEW L`Abel 2011 summer Country Chic Collection Part 1
Boots – Short Western boots by G Field
Hat – Heather Western Hat – White from Hatpins
Skin – LAQ
Hair – Maryam by CaTwA
Jewelry&Nails – WTG Kaleidescope necklace and earrings & Magna Mater nails

Pastoral Pastels for Easter

Ivalde Zaira

Looking for the perfect Easter Sunday dress? Ivalde’s new release Zaira is a fabulously enchanting step into the bloom of Spring fashion. Fresh as a Spring Daisy, Neferia Abel has once again drawn inspiration from the fabulous 1950’s to provide a look that is both current and classically elegant. Available in six of the softest pastel colours, this lovely sundress features a peplum top of period faithful eyelet fabric. Cool, easy to wear and lovely as a pastoral setting, in the shades of eggshell dyes from peach to sky blue to a canary yellow to mint (seen here) and more. Add a delicate set of jewelry and you are set for a comfortable holiday day. Oh and don’t forget the wedding season is upon us soon and Zaira is a perfect choice for that celebration too!

Ivalde Zaira

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Zaira in Mint – New from Ivalde
Shoes – *GF* Flower Pumps “Eve” from G Field
Skin – Pearl from LAQ
Hair – Audrey from Exile
Poses – Body Talking